SG Speech 2018-12-20
2018 ASEAN-Korea Youth Innovation Forum
14:30, 12 November 2018 | Seoul Dragon City, Korea
by H.E. Lee Hyuk, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre
◆ Mr. Park Won-soon, Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government,
◆ Mr. Hwang Cheol-ju, Chairman of Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation,
◆ Dr. Hong Seong-min, Chief Director of Science & Technology Policy Institute
Distinguished speakers, ladies and gentlemen, and every participant who attends this special event today,
Welcome to the 2018 ASEAN-Korea Youth Innovation Forum!
Today I am very pleased to join you here today at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 ASEAN-Korea Youth Innovation Forum. It is wonderful to see so many participants ready to share and learn. // Before I go on, I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Science and Technology Policy Institute, and Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation for their close collaboration in organizing this meaningful event.
[Today’s Goal: Entrepreneurship to Improve Lives of ASEAN and Korean People]
We have organized this Forum to highlight the importance of entrepreneurship and provide a platform for discussions to our youth. I do believe in the youth’s capability to create social changes through creative and innovative mindsets; and these types of gatherings to exchange insights by leading youth entrepreneurs, we believe, is crucial.
We are living in a world that is far more complex than the world I grew up in. Part of what makes it so different, in fact, is YOUR entrepreneurial activity and the activity of MANY people like you. We need you to utilize your ambition, your inspiration, and your desire to creatively figure out how we can better our life and share prosperity worldwide.
I hope that this year’s Forum provides a chance for your minds to come together, be inspired by one another, and create innovation. When you walk out of this hall, please take what you’ve learned and pursue your dream.
I would like to thank you once again for participating in this Forum, and wish you the best of luck in having a fruitful day. Thank you.